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Isaias Gil Named America’s Best Undiscovered Drummer in World’s Largest Drum Competition

Guitar Center announced Isaias Gil, of Houston, TX as the winner of Guitar Center’s 22nd annual Drum-Off, which is the search for the nation’s top undiscovered drummer.

Performing in front of a capacity crowd this past Saturday, January 8th at The Music Box at Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood, CA 26-year old Isaias Gil beat out four other Drum-Off finalists from across the country to win a prize package worth more than $40,000 and earning the title of Guitar Center’s Drum-Off Champion.

Isaias was chosen by a panel of judges that featured some of today’s most respected and distinguished drummers including John Tempesta (The Cult), Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp) Trevor Lawrence Jr (Herbie Hancock, Eminem) Tony Royster Jr (Jay-Z) Atom Willard (Angels & Airwaves, Social Distortion), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Dave Elitch (The Mars Volta), Keith Harris (Black Eyed Peas), Rick Latham (Juice Newton) and Jason Sutter (Foreigner).

Check out the video of Gil’s drum performance below.



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